Monument record MDR7697 - Trackway and pit alignment (site of), Sealey Close, Willington

Type and Period (3)

  • (Early Neolithic to Roman - 4000 BC to 409 AD)
  • (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Linear features suggestive of a 'T-junction' of droveways and cropmarks of a pit alignment, are visible on aerial photographs taken by J Pickering. (1-3) The cropmarks have been transcribed onto a map overlay at a scale of 1:10000. (4) The area was included in an aerial photographic assessment of the Willington Power Station site. Ditched tracks were identified in an area that is now under modern housing. They appear to make a near crossroad junction at SK 3040 2843. South of the junction are pit rows and to the north is a scatter of pits. The east-west direction of the tracks follows a similar alignment to linear features identified further east [SMR 19913] and also to the general projection of the southern ditch of Potlock cursus. (5) Cropmark features were identified at this location during an aerial photographic mapping survey carried out in 2009/10, using aerial photographs dated to 1984. The features included a later prehistoric/Roman trackway, and a later prehistoric pit alignment and ditches. (6)

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Index: TPAT 2027. 2027.
  • <2> Aerial Photograph: NMR: Pickering, J.: 3028/ 4-8, 11.
  • <3> Aerial Photograph: AP: Nottingham University: Pickering, J.: 62/40/9a,10a, 11a; 71/4/14,15; 14A/265; 37,34/237.
  • <4> Archive: Whiteley, S. 1989. Aerial Photographic Transcripton Project.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Palmer, R (Air Photo Services). 2004. Willington Power Station, Area Centred SK3129, Derbyshire: Aerial Photographic Assessment. p 5; Figure 4.
  • <6> Digital data: Archaeological Research Services (ARS) Ltd. 2009/2010. Aerial Photographic Mapping Survey carried out as part of an Aggregates Resource Project.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SK 30391 28408 (235m by 187m)
Civil Parish WILLINGTON, SOUTH DERBYSHIRE, DERBYSHIRE

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR2675

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Record last edited

Feb 4 2019 12:03PM

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